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  • Fine Pique work tortoiseshell snuff box
  • Fine Pique work tortoiseshell snuff box
  • Fine Pique work tortoiseshell snuff box
  • Fine Pique work tortoiseshell snuff box
  • Fine Pique work tortoiseshell snuff box

Fine Pique work tortoiseshell snuff box

Gallery Price: £1,300

A fine 18th century circular snuff box inlaid with gold pique work and (once) polished steel discs, the central panel on the lid depicting an allegory of love inset within a gold tooled frame, a cherub seated in a chariot holding a rose and being pulled by butterflies.
England, circa 1780

68 x 21mm

Attributed to Michelangelo Maestri (Italian, d. 1812)

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